Fracturing Photos in PhotoShop

For the past month, I’ve been working on putting together a book for my friend Brenda. Brenda has been doing my long arm quilting for many years now.
Brenda has developed a way of fracturing fabric using strip piecing techniques. You may remember this quilt, which is in my book Claire’s Cats Volume 2. We have been writing an entire book based off this technique. It will include the basic fracture, higher order fractures, fractures on the 45° angle, and fractures on the 60° angle. We are hoping to have the books ready to sell sometime in January.
In the process of creating illustrations to demonstrate the techniques that Brenda has developed, I have learned how to fracture photos in PhotoShop. It’s really easy once you get it figured out. Here is a sample:

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4 Responses to Fracturing Photos in PhotoShop

  1. Darcy says:

    Betty,Most people love these or hate them. I am like you, more of a traditional quilter. Brenda is more of an art quilter. I feel like the fractures make a great base for some simple applique, like the cat quilt. It works for me because the background appears out of focus but the cat is in focus. So this way your eye zooms in on the applique.

  2. Fractured photos make me dizzy!

  3. Cheryl says:

    That's amazing – I love it!

  4. No doubt about it. You're getting pretty darn good at this stuff! 8:-)

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